Experience the wonders of nature in each of our beautifully designed exhibits and habitats.

Visit our North Building Map to help you navigate your visit, and take a peek at each of our habitats below. Please note: Some interactive exhibits contain magnets that may interfere with pacemakers, ICDs, and other implanted devices.

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Wetlands & Watershed

Experience the diversity of life vital to regional wetlands and learn about the far-reaching importance of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Wetlands & Watershed
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Restless Planet

Explore habitats and wildlife from Africa and as far away as southeast Asia's "Ring of Fire" to see environments that once exited in prehistoric Virginia.

Restless Planet
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Cold Water Gallery

Get a closer look at the species that inhabit cold ocean waters and the waters just offshore.

Cold Water Gallery
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Shark Exhibits

Visit our own predators of the ocean and learn what other animals live in harmony with them.

Shark Exhibits
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Sea Turtle Exhibits

Sea turtles are some of the most endangered marine animals, and saving them is our mission! Come visit our resident ambassadors.

Sea Turtle Exhibits
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Stranding Response Exhibit

Learn about the important work of our nationally recognized Stranding Response Program.

STRANDING RESPONSE
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Chesapeake Bay

Meet face-to-face with a range of species thriving in the Chesapeake Bay and along our local shores.

Chesapeake Bay
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Harbor Seal Exhibit

Don't miss the Harbor Seal Exhibit located just outside our North Building entrance. You might even catch our handlers out working with them!

SEAL EXHIBIT